This webinar provided an overview of well-researched, inspirational, and motivational leadership strategies for supporting high-quality early education and care. Susan MacDonald shared how leaders can find new and empowering ways to adapt to the evolving world of early childhood education.
Far too often the only limitation that is placed on our students, classrooms, or schools are the limitations that are put on by adults – by us! In this webinar, Todd Nesloney shared ideas on ways to build a positive school and classroom culture, challenge conventional thinking, eliminate excuses, and connect with all stakeholders in a school.
As Secretary of State of Montana, Linda uses her strength to inspire others to come together in order to address important issues. In this webinar, Linda McCulloch discussed the power of self-belief and how she overcame her fear of becoming an elected official.
Recent research shows that school leaders can achieve significantly higher levels of performance by adapting the problem-solving protocols of diagnostic medicine. Education spends significant resources treating symptoms, rather than root causes, of problems because of incomplete data. In this webinar, Dr. Bruce Hayes explored how stakeholders’ qualitative insights can be combined with professional observations and education research.
In this webinar, Dr. Barbara Stock Nielsen shared lessons learned on how to implement the process of systemic change, lessons she learned in her 49 years as a teacher, administrator, and education consultant.
Excellence is not a goal or even a result. It is within every student and every teacher, and the job of a leader is to create the conditions where the adults in the building work collaboratively to pull the excellence out of every student and every adult in the building. In this session, superintendent John Wink shared what it takes to build a growth mindset.
Don’t be overwhelmed! Each fall begins another school year with a new set of priorities, initiatives, and things to learn. In this research-driven session, Kevin Baird demonstrated how a handful of best practices can become the core instructional answer to almost any new “priority”.
Being a Digital Leader today is more important than ever. From effectively using technology to keep in touch with your school community to creating innovative ways to engage with staff, the role of the Digital Leader is is a crucial one. In this webinar, Learning Evangelist Steven W. Anderson demonstrated some easy ways to move from Leader Luddite to Digital Expert.
A strong movement driven by Future Ready Schools is charging toward a personalized learning environment to prepare students for college, career, and life readiness that links the learning in the classroom to a real world setting. A “Chief Innovation Officer” must lead the organization in creating a mind shift that redesigns the learning experience in new way of implementing educational technology in their districts. This webinar discussed why and how leaders and cabinet members need to drive innovation to foster and develop the skills and understanding needed to help guide their districts towards the digital revolution.
Vaasvi Goyal and Kasturi Shah grew up in India and recently graduated from Princeton University where they took on multiple leadership roles including the co-founding of the startup Hello, Seekho. In this webinar, they discussed their experiences leading in difficult situations and the techniques that they used, or wished they had used, to overcome challenges they faced.
In this webinar, two outstanding leaders in education, Dr. Darline P. Robles and Ann McMullan, explored issues of women’s leadership in education. They gave personal insights on their paths to leadership and will explore how women can expand their leadership roles in education.
No matter the innovations, approaches or changes lead learners devise or create for schools, one significant fact is ever prevalent – people follow the culture of a school, not strategies. In this webinar, Derek L. McCoy focused on the characteristics of healthy, innovative cultures and the high impact strategies that lead learner teams can use to build the healthy, responsive cultures our schools need to help students maximize their learning and growth.
There are many different solutions and approaches to accomplishing a school lockdown. In this webinar, these methods were explained and evaluated by how well and how safely they meet the need for instant lockdown security, while still offering simplicity and speed of use, accessibility to First Responders, and operational longevity and reliability that all schools require during normal everyday use.
What’s the single, most important focus every leader should possess? To coach their leaders up! Dr. Neil Gupta helped attendees identify the key characteristics in coaching.
We all want to engage students at a higher level. But how do we do that? The key to engagement is high attention and high commitment from our students. In order to foster that attention and commitment we must allow students to motivate themselves and each other through choice-based work. In this webinar, A.J. Juliani tackled these five strategies that work to engage students at every grade level and inspire innovative work.
In this webinar on High School Redesign, a subject receiving a great deal of attention at the national and local level, take a harder look at how to best prepare our students for college, career, and lifelong success. Dr. Soumakian posed important questions for the panel to respond with their ideas, initiatives, and calls to action.
We can talk all day about what technology integration should look like in our classrooms, but are we losing sight of how difficult it can be to reach these goals? In this webinar, Ross Cooper, an Apple Distinguished Educator and Google Certified Teacher, dove into possible steps, missteps, and lessons that can be learned along our journeys to meet the needs of our students.
Do you have a school or district branded mobile app? In this webinar, learn how essential it is for schools and districts to market this new communication tool to maximize the investment and improve connectivity in our “need it now” society.
In the fast-changing world of the 21st century, it is a given that at some point in your life – as a child, young adult or professional – the opportunity or responsibility of leading others will fall on your shoulders. Whatever leadership role you find yourself in, there are basic principles of leadership that will strengthen your abilities and help assure your success. This webinar will be of interest to anyone at any age who is serving as a leader or hopes to serve in a leadership position in the future.
How can you be a digital citizenship leader? How can you set expectations in your school community around thinking critically, behaving safely, and participating responsibly in our digital world? From starting the conversation, to role modeling, to supporting authentic learning experiences around digital citizenship, you’ll learn seven essential ways you can build a positive culture around media and technology in your school or district.
When leaders are able to understand the workings of a differentiated environment, they are positioned to support their teachers to implement similar strategies in their classrooms. This webinar focused on the importance of establishing a clear vision for teaching and learning, and will address practical ways to differentiate professional learning to meet the varied needs of staff.
One size does not fit all when it comes to student learning. This webinar, led by Shanna Peeples, 2015 National Teacher of the Year, is based on her experience as a teacher in Title I middle and high schools, as well as her work with refugee students, English language learners, and students in remedial classes.
The Alliance for Excellent Education’s Thomas C. Murray, one of the leaders of the Future Ready Schools initiative, discussed key factors in creating cultures of innovation. Tom also shared a variety of districts and leaders who have gained national attention for creating unique learning experiences for students, and how all districts can create cultures of innovation inside their schools!
In this webinar, Eric Sheninger discussed how to cultivate shared ownership, respect, and trust – creating a school learning culture that students value and to which they want to belong in the digital age. Eric shared a variety of successful strategies and initiatives implemented at schools focusing on the purposeful integration of technology, a redefinition of learning spaces, personalized learning, and the whole child.